Again, auto experts at TheCarConnection.com note a good selection of standard and optional equipment for the 2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid.
The Mercury Mariner Hybrid 2008 reviewer at Jalopnik expresses either delight or sarcasm, depending on one's interpretation: "the [Mercury Mariner] Hybrid system is basically one big toy and with the navigation screen you get to watch as power is routed between the engine, motor and wheels. There's also a full 110v electrical output for keeping your iPod charged."
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes "a long list of standard equipment" for the base Mercury Mariner Hybrid 2008 trim that includes "automatic climate control, remote locking, 16-inch alloy wheels, V6 engine and leather upholstery."
According to Kelley Blue Book, 2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid options "vary by trim but include an Audiophile 320-watt sound system with DVD-based navigation, a six-disc in-dash CD player, moonroof, premium leather seating, 17-inch wheels, roof rack with crossbars, a lockable wet storage compartment, heated front seats, integrated side steps and a full-size spare." The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel adds that their Mercury Mariner Hybrid included "a navigation system, Sirius satellite radio, heated mirrors and front seats, roof rack crossbars and a cargo cover." These Mercury Mariner Hybrid 2008 options add up quickly; all of them "brought the suggested delivered price up to $29,720."
The Mariner Hybrid’s options list does not include Ford’s SYNC entertainment controller and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Those features are expected in the 2009 model year.